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“Not Enough Time to See Everything”
Review of Sabah State Museum

Sabah State Museum
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$28.20*
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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not Enough Time to See Everything”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Took a taxi to the museum R20 from Le Meridein. There is a good display in the main building showing culture and change, including costumes, artefacts about head hunting, and independence. There are also displays outside, houses etc but we didn't have time to see them as we had booked a tour. The little we saw was very interesting. It's true that it is dark inside but this is surely to protect the exhibits and it isn't so dark that you cannot read the information. You have to buy your ticket at the booth opposite to the museum entrance. I like museums and I recommend this one

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very interesting museum and really enjoyed the section showing their relationship with Britain and Australia. The. Heritage village is beautiful. Couldn't find the Islam section. Is a bit far flung and you need to walk from one area to the other which could be a problem for disabled people or inclement weather. All in all a pleasant afternoon

Visited June 2013
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very bad islamic museum! good ethnographic displays in the rest of the museum”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

some good displays in the main hall, i liked that. the heritage village is very interesting. too bad the science&technology is half closed, and the art gallery totally closed. as about the islamic museum: VERY BAD!! the whole museum is full of stereotypes and indoctrination: is this how you talk about your own culture and heritage? highly embarassing!

Visited June 2013
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Embarrassingly poor”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Embarrassing for a supposed State run enterprise. Old and dated exhibits, classic cars left outside and a poorly maintained building. Best avoided unless weather is bad and you are really bored.

Visited June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“state museum”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

it was ok but not great
its very cheap c 2rm if your malaysian and 15rm if your not.
Place is very clean with some interesting items inside but could do with a little more of interest particularly on the 1st floor as this was a little boring for us.
some nice walks around the grounds and the highlight for us was the traditional village with good photo opportunities

Visited May 2013
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